All you need to know about Israeli Bedouin

Mapping Bedouin pathways into and out of Israeli society My 5,000-word article on Israel’s Bedouin appears on Tablet Magazine. Read the whole piece. Here’s the nut graf: This summer and fall I set out to examine the condition of the Bedouin in Israel. I found myself chronicling with some urgency a culture in flux. Many […]

New Mideast thriller parallels mad reality

Dan Williams blows the lid off the Middle East with his new thriller STRIP MINE   Dan Williams is a leading foreign correspondent covering the Middle East. He also has a profound background in fiction writing which he lets rip in his new novel Strip Mine: A Jodie Moore Thriller. What’s it about? Check this […]

Ariel Sharon, me and food

Some while back I published an essay on Ariel Sharon and his irresistible appetites — culinary and political — in a book called Eating Mud Crabs in Kandahar: Stories of Food during Wartime by the World’s Leading Correspondents. The essay was excerpted on Salon.com . Now that the old fellow passed away (after eight years […]

Travel with kids in Jerusalem

A great new site Seven Suitcases features my musings on what to do with kids when travelling in Jerusalem. There are already a few posts on the site — yes, it hasn’t officially launched yet — from other spots around the world. I think it’s a fabulous site, run by someone who can best be described as a free […]